A doctor who looked like he was stuck with a sex conviction may get a new day in court thanks to a ruling issued Friday.
Raymond Bedell's seemingly unlikely victory came down from the Utah Supreme Court, which ordered a lower court to take another look at his case. The ruling comes just a month and a half after the Supreme Court ruled against Bedell, upholding his conviction on one count of class A misdemeanor sexual battery.
Bedell earned that conviction at the conclusion of a jury trial in 2008. The case began in 2003, when a woman came to Bedell — a Cache County osteopath specializing in pain — with knee problems. Bedell prescribed medication for the woman, court documents say, but also fondled her breasts and pressed himself against her. The woman abused the drugs she received and eventually ended up in jail for prescription fraud and violating probation. While behind bars, the woman told investigators that Bedell had molested her.